|Born||18 March 1911|
|Died||22 May 2009|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews|
Walter Ledermann FRSE (18 March 1911 Berlin, Germany – 22 May 2009 London, England) was a German and British mathematician who worked on matrix theory, group theory, homological algebra, number theory, statistics, and stochastic processes. He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1944.
He taught at the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Manchester, and finally Sussex. At Sussex, Ledermann was appointed professor in 1965, where he continued to teach until he was 89. He wrote various mathematics textbooks.
- Ledermann, Walter (1949), Introduction to the Theory of Finite Groups, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London, MR 0028309; 2nd edn. 1953; 3rd edn. 1957; 4th rev. edn. 1961
- —— (1960), Complex numbers, Library of Mathematics, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, MR 0118652
- —— (1964), Integral calculus, Dover
- —— (1966), Multiple integrals, London: Routledge and Paul; also published 1966 (New York, Dover)
- —— (1973), Introduction to group theory, Oliver and Boyd; 2nd edn. 1996 Addison-Wesley
- —— (1977), Introduction to group characters, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-21486-5, MR 0460424; 2nd edn. 1987
- Lederman, Walter, ed. (1980), Handbook of applicable mathematics, Wiley; 10 editions from 1980 to 1991
- Gaines, Fergus J.; Laffey, Thomas J. (1985), "The mathematical work of Walter Ledermann", Linear Algebra and its Applications, 69: iii, 1–8, doi:10.1016/0024-3795(85)90066-7, ISSN 0024-3795, MR 0798363
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Walter Ledermann", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Walter Ledermann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- "Walter Ledermann 1911–2009", Mathematics Today, 45 (4): 140, 2009, ISSN 1361-2042, MR 2560292
- Interview with Walter Ledermann Gap system.org
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